treated in Chapters 8 and 9; the treatment of combustion is all too brief. However, the authors are to be commended for a well presented introduction to combustion phenomena and for an excellent group of references for continued study. Chapter 10 is an introduction to multidimensional flow and may requite the reader to brush up on his vector notation and vector calculus. This reviewer was pleased to see the method of characteristics utilized in simple nozzle design problem. The utilization of developed methods is all too often omitted from text books and should form an integral part of the presentation. The chapter on experimental techniques and measurements presents to the reader a good description of methods used in shock tubes and wind tunnels to analyze flow around bodies. Unfortunately, some of the illustrations are poor examples of the method being described. Flow direction is not noted and the illumination is not always adequate to emphasize the point under discussion. The interaction between aerodynamics,
REVIEWS thermodynamics, and chemistry is described in the final chapter. The discussion as the authors state “. . . is not planned as a profound analysis of this most complex subject.” However, it is a well presented invitation to further study. One final comment of an economic nature As mentioned earlier, the book is warranted. is intended primarily as a text for advanced undergraduates and Masters’ candidates. However, this reviewer is somewhat hesitant to recommend the book as a text because of its cost. At least one-half the contents of Gas Dynamics has been served to the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate in his required intermediate courses through texts far less costly and equally or more detailed By remaining than the book under review. true to their title the authors could have presented a detailed treatment of aerothermodynamics and have made the presentation much more economically palatable to the student. ELLIOTT L. KATZ The Martin Con~pnny
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